LPC – PLR assessment guidelines

As you may already know,  library staff will be restricted in the help we can give during the forthcoming PLR assessment period.  The guidance below sets out what we can and can’t advise on during PLR.

We can advise on:

  •   where to find books and how to access databases
  •   sources of further guidance on how to use paper and electronic research tools
  •   the procedure for using particular resources (for example, how to establish the significance of the “signals” used in LexisLibrary to indicate the status of a case decision)
  •   any difficulties with the library stock or with access to the databases

We cannot advise on:

  •  the relative merits of different resources for researching issues raised by the assessment
  •  choice of search terms, or how to manipulate search terms
  •  the steps needed to ensure that research is full and accurate (for example, updating techniques)
  •  interpretation of material that students may retrieve in the course of their research
  • the content and structure of a research report
  • how to judge when your work is complete

If you’re unsure whether your query can or cannot be answered by library staff,  please speak to one of the Librarians, Laura Sutton or Helen Hinder, or email us via the Ask a Librarian tab at the top of this homepage.